Municipality Office Municipalité de Karikal (Karaikal Municipality) was created by a French Metropolitan Decree dated March 12, 1880. This municipality had 12 seats (Sièges). Citizens from each ward elected one representative for them for "Conseil Municipal de Karaikal" (Karaikal Municipal Council). The term of the office was six years. The Karaikal Municipality is acting according to the Pondicherry Municipalities Act 1973 which has been introduced by the Government with effect from 26.01.1974. The Municipality is functioning under the purview of Municipal Council. In the absence of elected local body, the Special Officer (Regional Administrator) was appointed by the Government to exercise all the powers and functions of the Municipal Council. Commissioner who has also been appointed by the Government is the Chief Executive of the Municipality and he also acts as Registrar of Births and Deaths of the Municipality. Over all control and supervision is by the Director, L.A.D., Pondicherry. He is also functioning as the Chief Registrar of the Births and Deaths in the Union Territory of Pondicherry. The Municipality is a separate entity of self Government institution with constitutional status.
Pondicherry is the capital city of The Union Territory of Puducherry and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South India.


As per 2011  census

wards 18 Wards
Population Total Population
Population Male
Population Female

1. Keezhakasakudy , 2. Thalatheru , 3. Amman koil pathu , 4. Koilpathu , 5. Puliankottai salai ward , 6. Dharmapuram, 7. Water tank ,

8. Talatheru, 9. Maideenpalli, 10. Ammaiyar koil, 11. Kadersultan, 12. Kothukulam, 13. Andoniarkoil, 14. Madhakoil, 15. Madagadi,

16. Kirumbuthottam, 17. Oduthurai, 18. Akkaravattam.

Acts as Controlling Department for all Local Bodies.
Formulation of policies and new programmes for better governance of Local Bodies.
Approval of Budget and Shelf of Projects of Local Bodies.
Release of grants-in-aid to Local Bodies to take up works for providing basic civic amenities.
Reviewing the progress of execution of works and Revenue Collection by Local Bodies.
According Administrative approval and Expenditure sanctions to the proposals of local bodies wherever the financial powers delegated to Local Bodies exceeds.
Inspecting the Local Bodies and works executed by the Local Bodies.
Consolidation of Annual Administration Reports of Local Bodies and submission to Government.
At present, there are 5 Municipalities, 10 Commune Panchayats and 98 Village Panchayats in the Union Territory of Puducherry.